Xi Jinping and Joe Biden had their first phone conversation since the US president took office. Photo: Xinhua, Reuters Xi Jinping and Joe Biden had their first phone conversation since the US president took office. Photo: Xinhua, Reuters
Xi Jinping and Joe Biden had their first phone conversation since the US president took office. Photo: Xinhua, Reuters

US-China relations: Xi and Biden break the ice with phone call, but can they dial down tensions?

  • Analysts say conversation is a first step in getting ties on the right track, but Washington is expected to continue taking a tough line on Beijing
  • US messaging emphasised concerns raised on economic practices, human rights and Taiwan, while China focused on cooperation and dialogue

Topic |   Joe Biden’s China policy
Xi Jinping and Joe Biden had their first phone conversation since the US president took office. Photo: Xinhua, Reuters Xi Jinping and Joe Biden had their first phone conversation since the US president took office. Photo: Xinhua, Reuters
Xi Jinping and Joe Biden had their first phone conversation since the US president took office. Photo: Xinhua, Reuters
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